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Move Windows Mail from Admin to Standard Acct

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Ken2036

#1
When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I
imported OE mail into the administrator account. The process worked fine.
I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per Microsoft
recommendation and want my mail there. I cannot find instructions for
moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to another within Vista. I
can't even find the message store to see if I could import from there
directly into the standard user account and then delete the mail in the
admin acct. I see the file location under
tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there, I
can't "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me
through the process please or tell me where to find instructions? Thank
you.
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#2
In order to see "hidden" files and folders, you will need to change
the default Folder Options. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View,
and select "Show hidden files and folders." While there, you may also
want to uncheck "Hide extensions..." (a very bad MS default!).

Gary VanderMolen

"Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:32F0EBCA-FE9F-4521-B8D3-9312D3411A17@xxxxxx

> When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I imported OE mail into the administrator account. The
> process worked fine. I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per Microsoft recommendation and want my mail
> there. I cannot find instructions for moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to another within Vista. I can't even
> find the message store to see if I could import from there directly into the standard user account and then delete the mail in
> the admin acct. I see the file location under tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there, I can't
> "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me through the process please or tell me where to find
> instructions? Thank you.
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#3
When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I
imported OE mail into the administrator account. The process worked fine.
I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per Microsoft
recommendation and want my mail there. I cannot find instructions for
moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to another within Vista. I
can't even find the message store to see if I could import from there
directly into the standard user account and then delete the mail in the
admin acct. I see the file location under
tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there, I
can't "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me
through the process please or tell me where to find instructions? Thank
you.
-----------------------------------------------------

In order to see "hidden" files and folders, you will need to change
the default Folder Options. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View,
and select "Show hidden files and folders." While there, you may also
want to uncheck "Hide extensions..." (a very bad MS default!).

Gary VanderMolen
Hi Ken,

Once you check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide Extensions", the email messages will be stored at:

C:\users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders

You will have to export them from the "Administrator" account to a new folder in the "Standard" account, then import them from inside the "Standard" account from that location. I would use a personal user folder to save the export into.

Shawn
 

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Ken2036

#4
I see the hidden files now. Thank you. Can you assist in the process of
moving my mail from admin to standard? I never found a written procedure
for this. Is Import the right approach ? I only have choices like OE6 and
WM7 formats,
which don't seem to apply. And once I figure that out, which files do I
import? Just local folders and microsoft communities? Leave backup and
portraits and other files in the message store alone?

"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:%231H24EO7HHA.4880@xxxxxx

> In order to see "hidden" files and folders, you will need to change
> the default Folder Options. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View,
> and select "Show hidden files and folders." While there, you may also
> want to uncheck "Hide extensions..." (a very bad MS default!).
>
> Gary VanderMolen
>
> "Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:32F0EBCA-FE9F-4521-B8D3-9312D3411A17@xxxxxx

>> When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I
>> imported OE mail into the administrator account. The process worked
>> fine. I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per
>> Microsoft recommendation and want my mail there. I cannot find
>> instructions for moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to
>> another within Vista. I can't even find the message store to see if I
>> could import from there directly into the standard user account and then
>> delete the mail in the admin acct. I see the file location under
>> tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there,
>> I can't "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me
>> through the process please or tell me where to find instructions? Thank
>> you.
>
>
 

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Brink

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mvp
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Location
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#5
I see the hidden files now. Thank you. Can you assist in the process of
moving my mail from admin to standard? I never found a written procedure
for this. Is Import the right approach ? I only have choices like OE6 and
WM7 formats,
which don't seem to apply. And once I figure that out, which files do I
import? Just local folders and microsoft communities? Leave backup and
portraits and other files in the message store alone?
Hi Ken,

From within the Administrator account you can just simply Copy the "Local Folders" and Paste them into the corresponding "Local Folders" in the Standard account. To make it simple, open two Windows Explorer windows with the Administrator account's "Local Folders" location in one and the Standard account's "Local Folders" location in the other. The email messages are the ones with the .eml extension.


Shawn
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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Gary VanderMolen

#6
The process is pretty much self-explanatory.
From the admin account, do File, Export, Messages.
From the new account do File, Import, Messages.
Use the "Microsoft Windows Mail 7" format. Pick only the
folders which have messages you want. Don't bother with
MS Communities or any other newsgroups because it is
faster to just let the news server download fresh copies.
Don't mess with the message store.

Gary VanderMolen

"Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uJlo0Bc7HHA.3940@xxxxxx

>I see the hidden files now. Thank you. Can you assist in the process of
> moving my mail from admin to standard? I never found a written procedure
> for this. Is Import the right approach ? I only have choices like OE6 and WM7 formats,
> which don't seem to apply. And once I figure that out, which files do I
> import? Just local folders and microsoft communities? Leave backup and
> portraits and other files in the message store alone?
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%231H24EO7HHA.4880@xxxxxx

>> In order to see "hidden" files and folders, you will need to change
>> the default Folder Options. Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View,
>> and select "Show hidden files and folders." While there, you may also
>> want to uncheck "Hide extensions..." (a very bad MS default!).
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "Ken2036" <Ken2036@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:32F0EBCA-FE9F-4521-B8D3-9312D3411A17@xxxxxx

>>> When first setting up my new computer with Vista and Windows Mail, I imported OE mail into the administrator account. The
>>> process worked fine. I've since set up a standard users account for everyday use per Microsoft recommendation and want my mail
>>> there. I cannot find instructions for moving/exporting/importing mail from one account to another within Vista. I can't even
>>> find the message store to see if I could import from there directly into the standard user account and then delete the mail in
>>> the admin acct. I see the file location under tools/options/advanced-maintenance, store folder, but when I look there, I
>>> can't "see" any folder called "appdata/local" etc. Can someone walk me through the process please or tell me where to find
>>> instructions? Thank you.
>>
>>
>
 

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